Buying Guide For Air Purifier – Additional Review Information
How to Properly Size Your Air Purifier
The numbers listed in the specs of the cleaner do not translate perfectly into real life, including the size of the room for which the purifier is recommended. Several factors play a role in sizing an air purifier all of which I’ve included in this article.
Functionality of Pre-filters and Activated Carbon Filters
Even though most air cleaners nowadays have HEPA filters, a lot of them come with pre-filters and/or activated charcoal (carbon) filters which significantly increase their filtering capabilities. To find out how they work and why they’re a nice feature to have, check out my article on them.
About Electrostatic, Ionic and UV Filtration
In addition to HEPA filtering, air purifiers can have an additional filtering system which may employ electrostatic, ionic, UV or thermodynamic filtering technology. Each one of these is thoroughly explained in this article.
Air Purifier Options Reviewed
While the cleaner’s primary task is to filter the air inside your home, its performance and day-to-day user experience can be enhanced by a number of features and/or optional extras. These might include sensors, automated modes, remote control and many other options.
Odor and Pollutant Specific Treatments
Since air purifiers are suitable for treating a wide spectrum of contaminants such as dust, allergens, dust mites, pet dander and hairs, bacteria, viruses, mildew and mold spores, I have taken a look at how each of these particles are treated and then removed from circulation.
About Asthma, Allergies and Pollen
For those of you who suffer from allergies and asthma (and I feel your pain), I’ve decided to explain more about the subject and what you can do to help reduce all that coughing, wheezing and sneezing!